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WEATHER ADVISORY: Merrimack Valley Entering A Deep Freeze

Dec 26, 2017 06:53PM ● By Bill Gilman
The Merrimack Valley enjoyed a White Christmas and it could be heading toward a blue New Year's Eve.
According to the National Weather Service, the region will enter a deep freeze, starting Tuesday night and continuing through the rest of the week. Temperatures will dip into the low single digits over night with wind chill temperatures well below zero.
The worst, and most dangerous, period of the cold spell is predicted to be Thursday night, with a low temperature of -4 (minus 4) degrees and a wind chill of -12 (minus 12).
The detailed forecast for the week, is as follows:

Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 8. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the evening.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 18. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -9. West wind around 8 mph.
Thursday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -12. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -4. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 13.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.
Saturday
A chance of snow after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
A chance of snow before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 11.
New Year's Eve
Mostly clear, with a low around 1.
New Year's Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 13.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0.

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